Kingston BMX is a nonprofit organization run by a very dedicated group of volunteers. We run weekly races from May until October. Our track, The Peter Brierley Memorial, is built to world class standards by the same person who built the 2008 Olympic track. We have hosted some major events which include the Limestone City Nationals. BMX is a great sport for the whole family as it builds confidence and self esteem.
The Beginning: 1980's
Kingston BMX was established in 1982 which may have been better known as Kingston Township BMX (KTBMX): Logo – KTBMX
1982 – A group of fathers was putting together a proposal to build a track at Woodbine Park in the township. During the summer of ’82, 6 dads worked during the evenings building the first generation of BMX tracks that would inhabit the current location in Woodbine Park. In September of KTBMX held their first official BMX race. This is a newspaper clipping from the Whig the week of May 15th advertising Peter O’Neil’s vision for the track. Can’t remember if the final price tag was indeed $2000: Whig Article – Attempt made to form BMX club
1982 – This picture was taken at Kingston’s first BMX race, September 1982 at Woodbine Park at the KTBMX track: Photo – Starting line
1983 – The track used to be lined with old tires…. If you got run off the track, which occasionally happened, you were said to have gotten “tired”…. as in “I was going into the corner with Shawn and he TIRED me”: Photo – Off to the races
2007 – Kingston BMX Track to Host Pre-Olympic Qualifying Race. Five hundred of the world’s top BMX riders will be in Kingston, Aug. 25-26, to take part in pre-Olympic qualifying races to determine which athletes will compete in the Olympics. The Kingston International will be the first Olympic points race held in Canada for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and it will mark the first time since 2002 that a UCI BMX race has been hosted in Ontario.
2008 – Existing BMX Track (Woodbine Park) was designed and built by Olympic track builder Tom Ritz – Elite Trax Inc and X-Games jump builders Dave King, Shawn Walters and Eric Bressin
2008 – Due to the outstanding reputation, organizational structure and leadership at KBMX; and the support of the great City of Kingston, the OCA and OSG Games Operating Committee have awarded the 2008 Ontario Summer Games BMX Race to KBMX
2008 – June 10 – Kingston Bmx Announces First Annual Kingston Bike Festival
2015 – June 26-28 – Limestone City Nationals Announcement: Poster
2015 – July 18 – Tom’s Time Trials A very special thank you to Tom Mulvenna for sponsoring the time trials.
A special thank you to the following individuals for providing the valuable information and pictures; Ryan Fraser, Todd Harper & Chris Hannah. We will continue to update our history page as more information is found, please visit us again.